Year 5 Summer Term 2

English -  Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This humorous adventure is seen through the eyes of twelve year old Liam Digby, ‘a gifted and talented’ child whose physical appearance ages him beyond his years. We will follow Liam and his friend, Florida Kirby on this humorous, action packed adventure exploring the ups and downs of being a parent and the consequences of a ‘little white lie’.

By the end of the unit, pupils will have experienced a narrative structure that is carefully crafted to be thought-provoking; well-drawn character descriptions and settings that will enable them to write their own persuasive writing, debate and to structure written arguments.

Overall learning aims of this teaching sequence:

To enjoy exciting stories with memorable characters

To consider how particular situations make individuals behave as they do

To explore dilemmas, empathising with characters 

To build an imaginative picture of a fantasy world, based on real life experiences.

There will also be three further Big Writes (assessed writing) in preparation for the children moving into Year 6.

Maths

This term, we will we cover the following areas:

Decimals and percentages

Know the place value of each digit in a decimal number

Convert decimal to fractions and fractions to decimals

Order and compare decimals, using greater than and less than

Rounding decimals

Represent percentages as fractions and decimals

Find equivalents for fractions, decimals and percentages

Geometry – properties of shapes

 know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles       

 draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)

 angles at a point on a straight line and 1/2 a turn (total 180°)

 angles at a point and one whole turn (total 360°)

use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angles

identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations

Geometry – position and direction

identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed

Measurement

convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)

 use all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling

Science – Life Cycles

We will learn that plants and animals have life cycles, that reproduction is a part of this cycle and that each life cycle has distinct stages but that these can vary between species.  We will understand the importance of reproduction for the survival of a species.  Whilst working scientifically, children will plan and carry out investigations observing, measuring and recording the growth of animals and/or plants over time. They will draw conclusions from their investigations, and present their conclusions in a variety of ways.  Using secondary research, they will develop their understanding of life cycles in different species. 

Geography - Sow, Grow, Farm

We will continue with our Sow, Grow and Farm topic.We will be looking at specific case studies regarding where certain foods are grown and consider the impact that food miles have on our environment. 

Art

In Art, the children will look closely at the work of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. They will be further developing their skills in the elements of colour, line and space. Using different mediums, the children will then apply these skills to their own Georgia O’Keeffe style artwork.   

Music 

In our unit this term, children are introduced to musical theatre; learning how singing, acting and dancing can be combined to give an overall performance.

RE – Christianity (continued)

We will continuing with our Christianity unit covering:

The Church

Jesus

The Bible

Christian life

French

This term, we will continue to develop the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing in French preparing them for their learning in Year 6.

Considering our 5 Hands of Millbrook Vision, regarding what the children want for themselves in the future, we will encourage them to be independent, confident, tolerant, open to new learning, eager to learn and inquisitive.  They will be given opportunities to respect and appreciate the culture of others.

The learning will be delivered through the online resource, Linguascope and can be accessed at home to enable our children to practise and consolidate their learning. 

The children will continue to work on the verb avoir - to have, using it in different contexts. The verb être - to be will be introduced and used in conjunction to prior learning for further sentence development with adjectives.  They will learn how to describe themselves.

Computing

In this unit, the pupils will be exploring animation (particularly stop go animation).   They will have the opportunity to plan. Film and edit their own stop go animation creation.

PSHE – Changing Me

This term, Life Education will be helping to deliver the PSHE curriculum for the unit ‘Changing Me’.  The key areas that will be covered are:

Self and body image

Puberty (for girls and boys)

Conception

Looking Ahead – looking forward to the changes for the next school year

PE

Premier Sports will teach our PE sessions this term, with a focus on athletics. The children will take part in track and field events such as javelin, relay and hurdles.

 

Year 5 Summer Term 1

English - Cosmic Disco Poems by Grace Nichols

Described as a ‘sparkling galaxy of new poems’, this wonderful collection of poems explores a range of themes vividly and beautifully expressed to create images and stir emotions. The overall aims of this unit are:

  • To use art as a stimulus for writing
  • To use poetry as a stimulus for art
  • To explore how language and structural devices are used in poetry to create powerful responses
  • To explore ways in which we can use our voices, facial expressions and body language to perform poetry. 

English - Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

This humorous adventure is seen through the eyes of twelve year old Liam Digby -  a ‘gifted and talented’ child whose physical appearance ages him beyond his years. We will follow Liam and his friend, Florida Kirby, on this humorous, action packed adventure exploring the ups and downs of being a parent and the consequences of a ‘little white lie’.

By the end of the unit, pupils will have experienced a narrative structure that is carefully crafted to be thought-provoking. A number of well-drawn character descriptions and settings will enable children to write persuasively, participate in a debate and to structure written arguments.

The overall learning aims of this teaching sequence are:

  • To enjoy exciting stories with memorable characters
  • To consider how particular situations make individuals behave as they do
  • To explore dilemmas, empathising with characters
  • To build an imaginative picture of a fantasy world, based on real life experiences

Maths 

In Maths, children will be further developing their knowledge and understanding of fractions. This will include adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions as well as finding fractions of amounts. Later in the term, our focus will be decimals (including fractions as decimals) and percentages.

Science - Earth and Space

In this unit, pupils will describe the movement of Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in our Solar System. They will describe the movement of the Moon relative to Earth and describe the Sun, Earth and the Moon as approximately spherical bodies.

Pupils will use the idea of Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky. They will also have the opportunity to investigate how ideas about the solar system have developed and changed over time. When working scientifically, they will have the opportunity to observe a shadow stick and look at changes over time; taking accurate measurements of the shadows formed and deciding how to record and present their findings. 

Geography - Sow, Grow, Farm

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.The children will carry out geographical enquiries as well learning more about different climate zones. They will learn how to use four and six-figure grid references and apply this to our local area.We will be looking at specific case studies of where certain foods are grown and consider the impact that food miles have on our environment.

Design technology 

In DT, the children are going to be cooking. In this unit, children will initially be learning about food safety and hygiene. After learning how to use a knife safely, the children will have then have the opportunity to apply these skills to chopping vegetables. The children will be designing and making their own soup recipe as well as designing packaging for their culinary creation. 

RE – Christianity

We will focus on four areas of Christianity:

  • Church
  • Jesus
  • The Bible 
  • Christian life

Computing 

In computing, the children will be using BBC Micro:bit to program an animation, pedometer and scoreboard.

French 

In French, we are continuing to build on previous learning experiences, using our online resource, Linguascope. We are developing the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through a range of engaging activities and practice. This can also be reinforced at home and all children have the passwords in their planners to empower them to do this as well as trying out other languages.. The work we do in class is linked to the MFL Programme of Study. 

In Summer 1, we will be continuing our work on the use of the verb avoir – to have, using classroom vocabulary and prior learning. When this is complete, we will be learning new vocabulary related to being able to describe ourselves, developing sentence structures, building on new learning using the verb être - to be, and learning numbers to 100 and beyond..

PE

Our PE sessions this term will be taught by Premier Sports.

PSHE

This term, our focus is on relationships.  We will learn to:

  • have an accurate picture of who I am as a person in terms of my characteristics and personal qualities
  • understand that belonging to an online community can have positive and negative consequences
  • understand there are rights and responsibilities in an online community or social network
  • know there are rights and responsibilities when playing a game online
  • recognise when I am spending too much time using devices (screen time)
  • explain how to stay safe when using technology to communicate with my friends

Year 5 Curriculum Information